From Mental Health Law Online
Summary of the Bill: 'To make provision about legal aid; to make further provision about funding legal services; to make provision about costs and other amounts awarded in civil and criminal proceedings; to make provision about sentencing offenders, including provision about release on licence or otherwise; to make provision about bail and about remand otherwise than on bail; to make provision about the employment, payment and transfer of persons detained in prisons and other institutions; to make provision about penalty notices for disorderly behaviour and cautions; and to create new offences of threatening with a weapon in public or on school premises.'
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011
- Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No.2) Order 2011 — This order, amongst other things, reduces the Legal Aid rates for mental health law (and other civil work) by 10%: the old and new fees are set out in Legal Aid#Payments. It also introduces maximum payments for experts: for instance, psychiatrists (£90 London, £135 non-London) and psychologists (£90 London, £117 non-London). In force 3/10/11 (for cases started on or after that date).